I don't mean to be argumentative Crossref, but is it?.. I'd settle it on tries scored, first try scored etc etc and if all else fails a coin toss, I reckon for an child a coin toss is better than a kicking competition
I don't mean to be argumentative Crossref, but is it?
There is no skill involved in a coin toss. Why can't the teams share it? Eg I was an AR at an U19 Final last week. Both teams had 1 unconverted try and a PK ie finished at 8 all. Both teams shared the trophy ie each team have it for 6 months each. Not ideal, but I suggest it's better than losing a trophy on a coin toss.
Fair point - well made. :biggrin:share a trophy, by all means. But if it's a semi-final, say, only one team can go through or a promotion/relgations play off similar. You can't share those.
Not at U19 level though surely.At local level here, we play 10 minutes each way of golden point in semis.
5 minutes each way for u11s and 12s, 10 minutes each way for u13s-18s.
Apologies for the confusion, I was talking about the RL tie-breaking process here. I was suggesting that what we use to decide a tie after extra-time is what you should use to decide a tie immediately.[LAWS]The Laws of the Game apply to the Under 19 game, subject to the following variations:
Law 5 : Time
5.1 Duration of a match
Each half of an Under 19 match lasts 35 minutes playing time. Play in a match lasts no longer than 70 minutes. After a total of 70 minutes playing time, the referee must not allow extra time to be played in the case of a drawn match in a knock-out competition.
Law 20 : Scrum[/LAWS]